EDINBURGH.- Two Horizons presents a unique opportunity to see a fascinating selection of works by internationally regarded contemporary artists from the collections of Charles Asprey and Alexander Schröder. This exhibition brings together the work of established artists, such as Andreas Slominski, Isa Genzken, and Marc Camille Chaimowicz, with that of the younger emerging generation, including Kitty Kraus, Lucy McKenzie and Gillian Carnegie. Comprising of painting, sculpture, and installation, Two Horizons showcases works by leading figures of the international art world which will be on display in Scotland for the very first time.
This exhibition marks an exciting new collaboration between the Gallery of Modern Art and the London and Berlin-based collectors Charles Asprey and Alexander Schröder. Long time friends and collaborators, both Asprey and Schröder have been collecting contemporary art since the early 1990s, but have never shown their collections together before now.
Both collectors have championed the original and the daring, allowing striking new parallels to be drawn between artists as seemingly diverse as, for example, Lucy McKenzie and Marc Camille Chaimowicz. Glaswegian artist Lucy McKenzies work presents a lively critique of the art world. Her metal sculpture Panache (2001) and the painting One Pound (2001) both humorously subvert primary symbols of power in the art market, whilst Marc Camille Chaimowiczs beautiful and elegiac Man Looking out of Window (for SM) emphasises the notion of the artist as a staged persona, surrounded by the symbols of his trade. In Two Horizons, McKenzies and Chaimowiczs works enter into a lively and original dialogue, all the more forceful for being so unexpected.
Two Horizons is an eclectic meeting of works, which allows the visitor to look again, do a double-take and discover new perspectives. With humorous observations and challenging juxtapositions, this exhibition showcases some of the most significant and up-and-coming names in contemporary art.